This isn’t a very interesting forecast.  Sorry. 

A small system that is pushing winds to the east will mean an inch to several inches of snowfall tonight (Monday night) and possibly a couple of inches on Tuesday night.  The next system looks to come in on Friday, and here are the model forecasts for that system:

5” – Canadian Model

1” – American and European Models

This weekend, Sunday looks to be the warmer of the two days, but if the Canadian Model is right, Saturday will be the softer day.  Hopefully there will be more interesting weather to talk about soon.


-Jordan (Monday 1/22/24 Evening)

Geeky Notes:

References to the American Model are to the American (GFS) Model grid including Brainerd Lake with an average elevation of 9,439’.  References to the Canadian Model are the Canadian (GDPS) Model grid including Brainerd Lake with an average elevation of 10,253’.  References to the WRF Model are the CAIC WRF Hi-Res Model point forecast for Eldora Ski Area with an elevation of 9,189’.  References to the European Model are to the European (ECMWF) Model on a point with my cursor at my best estimate of Eldora Ski Area.  For big picture overviews, I tend to rely on the American Model, not because I think it is the most accurate, but because (i) it is free and (ii) I like its interface. 

If you want more details on these forecasts, feel free to buy my Hunting Powder book at Hunting Powder: A Skier’s Guide to Finding Colorado’s Best Snow: Lipp, Jordan, Gratz, Joel: 9780578838533: Books.  How is that for an absolutely shameless plug?  Or, the next time you see me at a patrol function, just ask me any questions on how I put together these non-professional forecasts.  Cheers.